Booking Through Thursday: Dream Cast 22

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme, hosted by btt2, about (mostly) books and reading.


Question for the week: And while we’re thinking about books converted to tv/movies. Do you ever sit and wonder who could be cast as your favorite characters? (Please feel free to give examples!)

What actors do you think have done particularly excellent jobs with some of your favorite characters?


Every time I read a new book and get to know new characters, I think about how they would look like. I try to imagine them as close to how the author described them and I more often than not, I have a real person in my head (usually someone I know or have seen somewhere before). I very rarely think about who could be cast as my favorite characters just because I don’t know that many movie stars.

Although, I can name a few that I thought did an excellent job portraying my favorite characters. First one that I thought of when I read the question was Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon from Dan Brown‘s Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. Then there’s Emma Watson as Hermione from J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter series and as Sam from Stephen Chbosky‘s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I also loved Mark Wahlberg as Jack Salmon and Stanley Tucci as George Harvey from Alice Sebold‘s The Lovely Bones – they were very convincing. I could go on forever with this list so I’ll leave you with the latest addition – Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby from F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby. I just watched it a few days ago and I thought he was magnificent! I can’t think of any other person to cast as Jay Gatsby other than Leo. He did an awesome job!


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22 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Dream Cast

  1. Reply Eveline @ Eveline's Books Jun 13,2013 2:04 am

    I loved Emma Watson as Hermione too! She was exactly how I envisioned her:)

    • Reply Andrea K. Jun 13,2013 8:23 am

      I thought so too! She was marvelous and she did an awesome job as Hermione. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Reply dmauldin53 Jun 13,2013 3:47 am

    I didn’t even think of Tom Hanks! He was great in both of those movies. I did mention all of the Harry Potter characters. I haven’t seen the Great Gatsby yet, but I can see Leonardo DiCaprio playing the part perfectly.

    • Reply Andrea K. Jun 13,2013 8:37 am

      Leo and Tom are definitely on my top ten favorite actors! They’re very versatile and powerful actors. And The Great Gatsby was surprisingly awesome – I loved the theatrics and the style they used to shoot the movie. I won’t say more, just watch, ha ha!

      Thanks for viewing my blog! 🙂

    • Reply dmauldin53 Jun 13,2013 8:48 am

      I plan on watching the Great Gatsby. I’ve read the book several times. 🙂

    • Reply Andrea K. Jun 13,2013 9:12 am

      I had to drive three hours to get to the city to watch it ( I live in the boonies for work) but it was so worth it! 🙂

    • Reply Andrea K. Jun 13,2013 8:52 am

      I forgot to mention Robert Downy, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes both for the movie and the series. Oh and Zachary Quinto as Spock in the latest Star Trek movies.

      Thanks for viewing my post! 🙂

  3. Reply Kristin A. (@Hermyoni) Jun 13,2013 8:38 am

    Great choices. Seems Leo is a big favorite in the role of Jay Gatsby. I guess I’ll have to break down and watch that movie at some point.

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  4. Reply DawnTreader Jun 13,2013 9:29 am

    Emma Watson was not exactly how I imagined Hermione but now I’ve almost forgotten that 🙂 I think the whole cast in the HP movies was very good. My BTT

  5. Reply gautami tripathy Jun 13,2013 9:58 am

    Interesting cast choices…

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  6. Reply Emily Jun 13,2013 11:26 am

    I really want to read and watch The Great Gatsby now! Sounds amazing 🙂

  7. Reply Hazel Anastasia Jun 13,2013 10:40 pm

    Imagining them as close to how the author describe them adds to the pleasure factor of the book. With you on The Great Gatsby. Leonardo di Caprio is sooo Jay Gatsby.


    • Reply Andrea K. Jun 14,2013 9:21 am

      He really was. I believed he was when I was watching it. He wasn’t Leo anymore, he was Jay Gatsby!

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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